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Here are the Reasons AV Matters Switched to Vectorworks

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 3/14/18 9:55 AM
Alex Rose understands the value of saving time in the entertainment industry. As a project manager at AV Matters in Orlando, Florida, he oversees the production and technical details of a wide range of events, including corporate conferences, galas, and social and charity events. Although the process of producing an event from start to finish can be stressful due to tight deadlines, it’s become much easier for Rose, as the firm recently made the switch from AutoCAD to Vectorworks Spotlight to help with the design and execution of each event. Read More

Topics: AV Matters, AutoCAD, Vectorworks Spotlight, Renderworks, 3d renderings, Zumba Instructor Convention, Soft Goods tool, content libraries, Maverick MK2 lights, Make the Move

Getting Schooled in Vectorworks Software

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 2/8/17 11:23 AM
When we think of Vectorworks software users, we typically picture design professionals or aspiring university students, but in Ladue, Missouri, Sharrie Cognac is working with an unlikely group: middle school students. Since 1998, Cognac has been teaching the seventh and eighth graders of Ladue Middle School how to design and draft using Vectorworks software as a part of her Industrial Technologies courses. Read More

Topics: 2D Drafting, Architecture, AutoCAD, CAD, Education, For the Love of Design, Industrial Tech, Industrial Technologies, interior design, Ladue Middle School, Mac

Building Our Team to Better Serve Designers

Posted by Hannah Force on 2/2/17 10:08 AM
At the crux of our philosophy, we’ve always been committed to developing the best design and BIM software that’s in tune with the needs of designers. To do so, we’ve leveraged input and implemented product feedback from practicing architects, landscape designers, landscape architects, and lighting designers, among other design professionals. Another vital part of these efforts involves the help of our internal industry experts on our product marketing team, so we’re excited to announce that there are three new additions to this ever growing group: Luc Lefebvre, senior architect product specialist, Jim Woodward, senior entertainment product specialist and Brian Nicholson, senior landscape product specialist. After all, there’s no such thing as having too many industry experts. Read More

Topics: 2D to 3D BIM workflow, 3D Modeling, 3D visualization, accredited green roof professional, Adapting New Technologies to your Production Desig, Aerosmith, Architects, Architecture, ASLA, ASLA Colorado chapter president, AutoCAD, BIM, BIM consultant, Boston University, building information modeling processes, Colorado State University, Comdex Convention, concert design, DMDS7UDIOS, Entertainment, exhibit design, Exhibit Logic, GRP, horticulture, IBC, International Broadcasting Convention, Jeremy Powell, Jim Rood, Jim Woodward, King + King Architects, Landscape, landscape architects, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Designers, Le Moyne College Master Plan, LEED accredited professional, LEED AP, LEED AP BD+C, LEED Platinum Certification, lighting designers, Madden School of Business, Montreal University, NAB Show, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Research Supp, Neil Diamond, NREL Campus, OAQ, PLA, rendering, Revit, RNL, Shirley Woodward, Sketchup, studioINSITE, SUNY Morrisville Mohawk Hall, sustainable design, Sustainable SITES gold-certification, Sympony Hall in Boston, Ted 2, The Adobe suite, The Proposal, The Why and How of BIM Implementation, University of Colorado Denver, UNY Cortland DeGroat Hall, urban design, Wenk Associates, Yes

Vectorworks ‘Polls’ Ahead in Design Software Survey

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 10/7/16 10:52 AM
While much of the world engages in an eternal Apple vs. Android product debate, designers and architects face an even bigger decision when it comes to choosing technology. Read More

Topics: 2D, 2D workflows, 3D, 3D Studio Max, 3D workflows, Android, Apple, ArchiCAD, Architecture, AutoCAD, CINEMA 4D, Competitionline, Landscape, Nemetschek Allplan, Planet Vectorworks, Revit, Rhino, Sketchup, Vectorworks 2017

Temporary Structures, Infinite Intrigue: Exploring Scaffolding

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 7/21/16 11:58 AM
We’re always excited to learn more about unique applications of our software, from designing bicycles and perfume bottles to acoustics, which is what led us to John Murphy from Events Scaffold Resources, Inc. Murphy is the mind behind scaffolding structures at events like the X Games, Dew Tour, and the ESPYs, and uses Vectorworks Spotlight software to make it all happen. After starting out as CAD operator for architecture firms, he transitioned to a field that he admits is a bit out of the norm. “I really enjoy this work,” Murphy says. “I’ve studied all forms of drafting and this is just such a unique discipline.” Read More

Topics: 2D Drafting, 3D Modeling, AutoCAD, Dew Tour, Entertainment, ESPYs, Events Scaffold Resources Inc., scaffolding, X Games, X Games Austin, X Games Los Angeles

3 Reasons Why I Prefer Vectorworks Software to Competitor Products

Posted by Guest Author on 1/8/15 11:50 AM
By Edwin Espinoza, Landscape Architecture Intern at Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. Read More

Topics: 30-day trial, 3D Modeling, AutoCAD, CAD, DWG, Education, Edwin Espinoza, geographic information system, Getting Started Guides, GIS, Heliodon tool, IFC, Landmark, Landscape, PDF, Renderworks, Rhino, Side Modifier tools, site design, Site Model, University of Maryland, Vectorworks

An Unexpected Application of Vectorworks Software

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 10/31/13 10:16 AM
Fish farm hatcheries designed by Plastsveis AS. Image courtesy of Plastsveis AS. Read More

Topics: 3D, 3D Modeling, AKVA Group, aquaculture, Architecture, AutoCAD, Dakantus AS, fish farming, #myuniquework, Plastsveis, Reidulf Øien, Renderworks, Solidworks, Vectorworks Architect

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